Monday, June 29, 2009

I Won!

I took part in the "Beautiful Flower Treasury Hunt" which traveled through four fabulous blogs showcasing some wonderful flowers. And low and behold I won the draw on three of the blogs!

The first ACEO is from tapestry316. Check out her blog and etsy shop

The second ACEO comes from alwaysartistic. Check out her blog and etsy shop!

The third ACEO comes from allieart4children. Check out her blog and etsy shop!

Although I didn't win this one from Marlene, I still think that it is fabulous and you should check out her blog and etsy shop!

Thanks again to all of you ladies for letting me partake is such a fun give away!

You too can have a chance to win in their next Treasury Hunt beginning on July 6th. You just pick one of their blogs to start with and then loop all the way through leaving comments. It is that simple! Good luck! 


There is nothing more satisfying than some delicious BBQ on a sunny afternoon. We managed to make it down to the annual Chicken and Ribs Cook off on Sparks street and let me tell you it was fantastic! We first started off with some ribs and chicken and then walked around enjoying an ice coffee. After that we indulged in a pork sandwich. All the flavors were so unique and equally pleasing. Mike thinks that when he retires we will just have to follow these traveling vendors all over N. America. It really was such a nice treat since there are no real BBQ restaurants here in town. 

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake

By sheer luck, I managed to log in a snag a treasury! I think that I must be in the mood for some strawberries. Just click here to see the treasury.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I think that this video speaks for itself.

Monday, June 22, 2009


I just had to share my excitement. This was the newest item in my shop and it Sold! Now I just need to finish the ones that I am working on and list them so that they can go too. 

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Potty Training Update

The update is after two weeks of trying and no success we have decided to postpone these efforts until later in the summer. I was feeling very frustrated and realized that maybe he is just not ready. It will happen, eventually. 

New treasury!

Well this post is a little late in coming but here is my latest treasury! It is such a treat putting these together. 

Thursday, June 18, 2009

School time

The last two weeks Philip has been enjoying our trips to the local public school. It is open four days a week and we can come and go as we please. Another great aspect is it is free! They have tons of toys, puzzles, story time, snack and gym.  Unfortunately, there is only one week left before summer break. The good thing is a school in London has the same program beginning in Sept which we can enjoy. It is so nice to have somewhere to go on a dull day. 

(And yes, I realize that Philip is the only child sitting the wrong direction! He figured that out eventually.) 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


To my delight this morning, Structured Chaos sent me a note to let me know that I had been featured on her blog! I did sign up for this about six weeks ago but had forgotten about it. It was just the thing that I was needing for this week. (It has been a rough couple of days with Philip.) So if you get a chance check it out!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Our new place!

We got the news yesterday that there is a two bedroom apartment available for us as of Sept 1st. It is such a relief to finally know where we will be living! It is about twice the sq. footage that we currently have. I think that all of us are going to appreciate the added space. And it even has a patio for that bbq we have always wanted. I can't wait! 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Potty Training

This week we started potty training! Philip has been in underwear since Tuesday and he still has yet to let me know when he needs to go. That means we have done a few extra loads of laundry but are not discouraged yet! Here is a photo of Philip using his potty on the go. He thinks it is the coolest thing to be in the trunk and I am happy that he is not inside a dirty public restroom! We will keep you updated as to his success.  

Friday, June 5, 2009

Spring Greens

After waiting around, I managed to snatch a treasury! 
You can see it here!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In a treasury!

It is so exciting whenever one of my items is included in an Etsy Treasury! 
Please check it out Here!

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Month of May

The month of May was quite the whirl wind and so I didn't have a chance to post any of our photos. But I am going to make up for that now! 

To start off, we went to the Science and Technology museum with our friend Nicky and his Mom. We got to see everything from trains to spaceships!

Next was the Tulip festival! We enjoyed all of the beautiful blooms and the company of our good friend Veronica on that lovely afternoon.

As a belated birthday excursion, we went with Belinda and Gracie to Cosmic adventures! A giant pit of balls was just what Philip had always wanted!

On May 7th, we heard the sad news that my grandmother Mimi had passed away and so Philip and I flew home so spend the next two weeks in Kansas City.

The three littlest cousins enjoyed the playtime spent together! 

We were so lucky to have arrived before the humidity and spent many hours enjoying the outdoors.  We did everything from the Arboretum, flying kites, the zoo, a baseball game, bike rides, walks and trips to the playground! It was so great!

And then when it seemed that we had done everything, it was time to leave. Philip got to ride his new scooter all through the airport on our way home. 

Since our trip, the rest of this month has been filled with many loads of laundry and putting things away. And of course a few walks around the block with the scooter!